PR made simple

19:18 PM (10 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
No matter what industry you work in, you will find jargon rooted deeply within it. One such industry is Public Relations. Terms like ROI, AVE and FOB are scattered across the industry. And for anyone on the inside, knowing these terms is second nature. However, it’s those outside of PR that need to know too.

Hearing loss is no longer a barrier to attending theatre

14:36 PM (14 Hours ago) Publicity News
Capetonians with hearing loss can now enjoy theatre events to the full, thanks to the installation of an induction loop system at the Metronome Theatre in the Nobel Shopping Centre in Bellville.

Noni Gasa graces the front cover of Destiny

14:25 PM (14 Hours ago) Media News
In the spirit of Youth Month this June, Destiny celebrates what a 21-year-old nation can offer women actively involved in the pursuit of realising their destiny through executive educational courses and programmes.

XP Digital™ drives localised campaign for Bayport Private Care

14:08 PM (15 Hours ago) Advertising News
When Bayport Private Care launched its loan facility in the Pretoria area of Gauteng, the company wanted a targeted advertising campaign to announce its availability and grow its client base. Primedia Unlimited’s XP Digital™ business provided the ideal platform.

Destiny Man’s June 2015 issue ignites the youthful fire in bold, distinguished men

13:50 PM (15 Hours ago) Media News
In the spirit of youth month, this June, Destiny Man celebrates two elements that keep passion and youthfulness burning in a man: music and digital platforms. It was American poet and singer Bob Dylan who said that destiny is a feeling you have within yourself telling you something nobody else knows.

The Kooks to perform at Vodacom In The City 2015

13:24 PM (15 Hours ago) Entertainment
Vodacom and Seed Experiences are excited to announce that Brit-pop, millennial rockers The Kooks will be joining the international line-up of Vodacom In The City that includes the German Duo Milky Chance and one of the world’s best festival bands, Australia’s The Cat Empire.

Geometry Global SA names Grant Rightford as its new MD

13:06 PM (16 Hours ago) People on the Move
CEO of Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa, Abey Mokgwatsane, has announced that Grant Rightford, managing director of Redworks SA, will assume the role of managing director of Geometry Global SA, effective immediately. He replaces Greg Tebbutt who is immigrating to the United States after nine years with O&M.

TripAdvisor honours Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

12:59 PM (16 Hours ago) Awards

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands have been awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisorThis achievement is a direct result of the consistency of excellent reviews from TripAdvisor travellers after visiting the hotel.

Sibongile ‘Sbosh’ Mafu now represented by Irvine Bartlett PR

12:50 PM (16 Hours ago) New Accounts
Media personality, broadcaster, blogger, writer and popular Twitter user Sibongile ‘Sbosh’ Mafu is now represented by Irvine Bartlett Public Relations.

Love bytes

12:35 PM (16 Hours ago) Opinion
John’s dating site profile reads: ‘I’m a loving, kind and sensitive, patient, happy-go-lucky faithful kind of guy looking for that special woman to spend the rest of my life with. Someone who can be my best friend, my lover and my rock. If you like romantic dinners, walks on the beach and picnics in the sunset.’ So says Institute of Marketing Management director, Helen McIntee.

The KZN Science Centre is out implementing the Career Jamborees initiaitve

12:31 PM (16 Hours ago) Publicity News

The KZN Science Centre (KZNSC) team are out in the districts of Sisonke, Zululand and uMkhanyekude implementing the Career Jamborees 2015 initiative for the second year running. 

This is your last chance to enter the 2015 Loeries

10:46 AM (18 Hours ago) Awards

Agencies across the Middle East and Africa are putting the finishing touches on what they hope will be the winning Loeries entries. For those used to running on adrenaline, there’s still time to make the deadline, which falls on Sunday, 31 May.

Join in and celebrate SA's rich diversity at the iStart2Sing Festival

10:37 AM (18 Hours ago) Publicity News
Under the African sun there is a place for everyone. South Africa’s diversity is her strength and it is something to celebrate. Join the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA) in celebrating diversity at the iStart2Sing Festival at Constitution Hill on Sunday, 31 May.

Bright activations hosted by Unilever and Wildlands

10:29 AM (18 Hours ago) Publicity News

Unilever and Wildlands recently hosted a Bright Future Activation Day at the Sports Grounds in Ndwedwe, Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal. At this activation, which drew members from the surrounding community, 68 Tree-preneurs received 122 hampers as part of a unique barter model.

Mika Häkkinen grants SA racing champion Gugu Zulu the Gentleman’s Wager

10:23 AM (19 Hours ago) Marketing News
Double Formula 1 world champion, Mika Häkkinen has granted the Gentleman’s Wager posed to him by South African works rally driver, Gugu Zulu. In association with superior luxury whisky brand Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Zulu wagered Häkkinen for the keys to an immaculate classic 1958 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster.

Tsogo Sun proudly supports a journey of hope and courage to the Comrades

10:17 AM (19 Hours ago) Publicity News
Tsogo Sun has been a proud supporter of the Unogwaja Challenge since 2012. On Thursday, 21 May, in the early hours of the morning, 11 cyclists set off from the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel on their 10-day voyage to Pietermaritzburg where they will then run the ultimate human race, the Comrades Marathon, on the eleventh day.

Luxury brand, 24carat launches in South Africa

10:10 AM (19 Hours ago) Marketing News

New luxury brand, 24carat, offers honest minted gold, platinum and silver bars, diamonds, bespoke jewellery and precious keepsakes for those looking for the perfect gift. The brand says their launch will end the quest for one-of-a-kind gifts.

It’s okay to love your car

9:56 AM (19 Hours ago) Advertising News
One of the underlying themes of some of the most successful advertising campaigns in this country is the ability to poke fun at the numerous quirks that we, as a nation, possess.

Miss Dietrich Regrets hits the SA stage in June

9:41 AM (19 Hours ago) Entertainment

Miss Dietrich Regrets will run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from Wednesday, 3 to Saturday, 27 June. Written by South African born playwright Gail Louw, the play explores the relationship between the legend Marlene Dietrich and her daughter Maria Riva.

Managing Intellectual Property selects Adams & Adams as Best IP law firm in Africa

9:04 AM (20 Hours ago) Awards
“Africa is an enticing mix of two powerful ingredients - challenge and opportunity,” says Gérard du Plessis, chairperson of South African intellectual property law firm Adams & Adams. “It is in this unique business landscape that we have made our mark.”

#FreeAJStaff campaign wins prestigious PR award

16:42 PM (Yesterday) Awards
The campaign to secure the release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Abdullah Elshamy has won a major PR Award. The SABRE Awards EMEA, organised by leading PR publication The Holmes Report, gave the #FreeAJStaff campaign a Gold Award for issues management at their annual ceremony in London.

Shimmy Beach Club launches Winter Glow: Club Edition

16:26 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Shimmy Beach Club, recently voted as Cape Town’s best club by Zomato, has revealed a line-up of parties for its winter season and as part of its Winter Glow: Club Edition campaign.

Kasi shoppers want more bang for their buck

16:17 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News

When it comes to shopping, many township consumers don’t always have access to transport, so successful brands, such as Kasi Star Brands identified by Ask Afrika, ensure that consumers have easy access to products, whether it is in a formal retailer or at an informal spaza shop down the road.

Aspen returns to Salon Media for another successful campaign

16:09 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Aspen has returned to Primedia Unlimited’s Salon Media business for a period of three months to promote its Prep® shaving cream products created exclusively for men.

Shrek: The Musical Jr to visit the Peoples Theatre

15:53 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Following its record-breaking production of Disney’s The Jungle Book Jr, the Peoples Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is thrilled to present Shrek: the Musical Jr.

To ink or not to ink? Sony Max helps you decide

15:52 PM (Yesterday) Media News
To ink or not to ink? That’s the question posed by Sony Max, channel 128 on DStv, and the answers may just be found in one of its three not-to-be-missed reality shows, Tattoo Nightmares, Skin Wars and Bad Ink.

The Eco-Logic Awards is calling for entries

15:39 PM (Yesterday) Awards

Entries are now open for the Eco-Logic Awards 2015, which recognise South Africa’s environmental champions and reward outstanding achievements. 

Zomato partners with the DSTV Delicious International Food & Music Festival

15:16 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Restaurant search and discovery app, Zomato has partnered with the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank which will take place at the Waterfall Polo Estate in Midrand on Saturday, 6 June.

New reality TV offering: Top Actor South Africa

15:01 PM (Yesterday) Media News

The country’s newest reality show Top Actor South Africa is not only a springboard for upcoming actors, but international co-production is facilitating skills transfer to others in the industry. 

Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town create weighty campaign for Volkswagen’s Amarok

14:53 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
What is believed to be the world’s heaviest redeemable coupon was created by Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) Cape Town to demonstrate the special load-carrying capabilities of the Volkswagen Amarok. 

Chefs Darren Badenhorst and Reuben Riffel kick off the 2015 Reuben Invites series

12:57 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Book a spot for a Franschhoek powerhouse pairing when executive chef Darren Badenhorst of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate joins culinary forces with celebrity chef Reuben Riffel in Cape Town on Thursday, 25 June as part of the popular Reuben Invites 2015 series.

Success of airport.tv® commercial sees Gauteng Tourism appoint further key offerings

12:05 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
The flighting of the Gauteng Tourism commercial on airport.tv® has proved so successful that the brand has not only renewed its contract, but has appointed other key offerings within the AirportAds® portfolio.

Lakeside Mall chooses PocketMedia®'s Jumpin Jax for their Dress Up Box campaign

11:46 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Primedia Lifestyle Marketing Services selected a PocketMedia® Solutions’ Jumpin Jax – an innovative marketing product with a zip strip on a small cardboard envelope that’s torn open for two small squares to pop out and surprise the opener - for its client, Lakeside Mall in Benoni, to use as part of the mall’s Dress Up Box Campaign.

Paramount’s Anti-Poaching and K9 Academy wins PR gold

11:34 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The launch of the Paramount Group's Anti-Poaching and K9 Academy was voted the best communications campaign in Africa at the SABRE Awards in London and the PRISM Awards in Johannesburg.

Sage teams up with ORT JET to empower Jewish entrepreneurs and SMEs

11:22 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Sage Pastel Accounting has teamed up with ORT JET- an initiative that focuses on helping Jewish entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses - to offer a 12-month subscription to the Sage One Accounting online software to qualifying members of the ORT community.

Barney Simon and Kagiso Media release the Rock On app

11:06 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Multiple award-winning radio legend Barney Simon and Kagiso Media have launched a 24-hour rock music channel. Barney Simon’s Rock On app is a uniquely curated music stream, with the legendary tracks of the last three decades available instantly to Android phone users, and IOS platforms iPhone and iPad.

Catch the illusive brown hyena on 50/50

10:51 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

On Sunday, 31 May, at 17:30, episode 28 of season 6 of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This episode takes a look at the shy brown hyena, toxic water in the Kruger and a bunch of surprises in nature.

Aqua4Life and LifeStraw® launch 67 Minutes for Mandela Day drive

10:44 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Aqua4Life, distributers of LifeStraw®, a multi-award winning range of water filtration products in Southern Africa, launches a 67 Minutes for Mandela Day drive - with a buy one give one campaign to help save the lives of thousands.

Omni-channel strategies for consistent customer experience

10:36 AM (Yesterday) Opinion

Lynette Hundermark, MD at Useful & Beautiful says more and more South African companies across industries are talking about building omni-channel strategies and infrastructures to give customers a consistent experience at every brand touch point.

How retailers benefit from coupon marketing

10:21 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Coupons are powerful marketing tools that help retailers increase market presence, sales volume, sell more and sell faster. They’re also a major factor in building customer loyalty and beating competitors. And, perhaps what’s most important: customers love them.

News24 and Ogilvy street activation makes headlines

10:11 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
News24, South Africa’s top online news brand, took to the streets of Johannesburg recently to show motorists just how much breaking news they may be missing.

How smartphones are reshaping consumer behaviour

9:49 AM (Yesterday) Opinion

Cheap smartphones are reshaping consumer behaviour in South Africa faster than many marketers realise, this according to Andre Steenekamp, CEO of 25AM. He advises on how to position a brand at the forefront of the trend and create effective platforms for engaging mobile customers.

#RichKids of Beverley Hills is back for season 3

9:30 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Reality television on E! is set to dazzle in June, with the launch of New Money and the return of #RichKids of Beverley Hills season 3 only on E!, channel 124 on DStv.

Emperors Palace to host The Consol Craft Revolution this June

9:12 AM (Yesterday) Events

Emperors Palace in partnership with Consol, Sony Max and Hot 91.9FM presents The Consol Craft Revolution, a craft beer and gourmet food event to be held on Saturday, 20 June at the D’oreale Grande hotel. 

ASSITEJ SA selects playwrights for the New Writing for Young Audiences in Africa programme

8:54 AM (Yesterday) Media News
15 African playwrights have been selected for the New Writing for Young Audiences in Africa programme run by ASSITEJ South Africa in partnership with the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices programme (US) and the Soweto Theatre.

Big Concerts announces dates for Pharrell Williams’ SA Tour

8:31 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Big Concerts in partnership with Woolworths are pleased to announce that Grammy Award winning producer and performer Pharrell Williams will perform two public concert dates in September 2015.

Rotary Club of Newlands to invest in entrepreneurs

8:11 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The Rotary Club of Newlands are to sponsor the Tertiary School in Business Administration’s (TSiBA) recently launched Pitch and Poster competition. Students enrolled in the entrepreneurship course are encouraged to enter the competition. They stand a chance of winning a share of R15 000, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newlands.

Procurement opportunities, prompt payment for SMMEs are key for driving economic growth in SA

7:56 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
If Minister Lindiwe Zulu’s approach and attitude are to be believed, then South Africa might just have a shot at achieving its 2030 National Development Plan goals. So says Sivu Maqungo, CEO of OPENTENDERS.com, South Africa’s first B2B social networking platform.

Calling all SMMEs - do you know what your risk profile is?

7:40 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
ITWeb is conducting an information security assessment of local SMMEs, aimed at establishing a bench line for them as regards their risk profile and subsequent readiness to secure their enterprises and counter current and future threats.

Youth to invade Algoa FM on 16 June

7:33 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Algoa FM has given the youth in their broadcast area the opportunity to serve as presenters, producers and newsreaders on Tuesday, 16 June. The project was started by the station in 2014 and the positive response received, from both the youth partaking and the listeners, has prompted the station to repeat this Youth Invasion.
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